CDC recommends use of antivirals against dominant flu strains

January 11, 2015 9:04 AM

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At a time when the flu season is shaping for bad times this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has backed more use of antiviral medicines like Relenza and Tamiflu as the vaccine introduced this times provides reduced protection against the dominant flu strains.

The health regulatory body has also urged the doctors and other medical professionals to use Tamiflu and other antiviral mediations for hospitalized patients with flu and also for those who are at higher risk for complications such as pneumonia.

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